Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.
First up is several big announcements from Games Workshop. The company announced the pre-release of Death Masque, a new boxed game pitting the forces of the Deathwatch against a troupe of Harlequins led by the Farseer Eldrad Ulthran. What makes this entry stand out among the others is the potential for the 25-year long “last remaining days of mankind” storyline to move forward slightly, judging from the teaser information released over the last week. This potential, along with finally getting a plastic Eldrad model, has generated a great deal of interest in the game. Death Masque will be available in stores August 13th for $150 USD.
The company also announced pre-orders for Codex: Deathwatch, giving players the opportunity to create Deathwatch squads of their own for both games of Kill Team and normal Warhammer 40K. A collector’s edition of the codex is also available and still in stock at the time of writing. The Fortress Edition comes with a great deal of accessories, including a set of metallic objective markers, a Deathwatch transfer sheet, and more. The Fortress Edition will ship on August 13th as well for $205 USD.
In another item of importance regarding the company’s slow shift into the modern era, the company also announced the opening of the Warhammer TV Facebook page. The page will focus on painting tutorials, release videos, and even battle reports and event coverage. Most surprising, however, is the request for content ideas directly from the community. Though Games Workshop have made big strides in actually reaching out to their customer base for feedback over the last few months, seeing more and more content available and more interaction from Nottingham makes these new attempts feel much more permanent than previous forays into the wild world of the Internet.
Wargaming terrain and accessories manufacturer Warsenal announced several terrain releases for Infinity. For those of you who were fortunate enough to attend GenCon this year, odds are you has a chance to see the new pieces in person. The Morat-themed Taguak line of terrain will be fleshed out with both the Headquarters and Redoubt buildings, along with a set of themed acrylic bases to match the terrain. Existing lines of terrain, like the Ariadna-themed Comanche terrain set also gets an expansion with the Arapaho line of buildings and acrylic bases. These are available now from the Warsenal website.
Raging Heroes recently posted an update on their Toughest Girls In The Galaxy Kickstarter campaign. Even with placing multiple additional orders to their foundries to fulfill backer pledges, the company is still moving along on schedule and is currently planning on having everything shipped out by mid-August. Towards the end up the update, Raging Heroes also noted that work on the TGG game is moving along in production, and hinted at the possibility of several board games and terrain in the future as well.
And finally, terrain and accessory creator Customeeple announced several new terrain pieces and bases for Malifaux. The company’s new Millbank Street line has several stackable houses, street columns, a cable car, street posters, and a new urban-themed play mat as well. Along with the new buildings, the company has several themed base toppers themed for the Guild, a three-ring circus, and the Lucius office as well.
What news snippets caught your attention? What are you saving your pennies for? Any games you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments below!